People whose homes have been cut off by floodwaters for a week were finally able to reach dry land today - thanks to a special ferry boat service. The authorities have brought in four-by-fours and a motorboat to help residents on the Somerset levels.
Some householders say it's the worst flooding they can remember, as Richard Lawrence reports.
A family from Melksham on holiday in Gloucestershire over Christmas had to be rescued from their cottage after being marooned by the floods.
Tyntesfield Estate in North Somerset has been forced to close after the visitor centre was flooded.
RNLI volunteers are on stand by as the region braces itself for more rain. Winds of up to 70mph are also expected.